The SO Adventure Club began with a little bit of adventure googling escalating into weeks of outdoor activity research. Eventually, this led to the building of an epic adventure bucket list. I quickly realised I didn’t have nearly enough of the skill set I needed to accomplish my bucket list so the skillset list appeared in support.
This is a club to inspire the explorer in you, whoever you are. Whether you’re just learning the ropes or are looking for inspiring adventures a little closer to home.
The Adventure Bucket List
Starting out on my journey as an amateur adventurer, I was seeking to find the most exciting and most interesting activities in the UK & Ireland that I could get stuck in to without delay. I already knew there was plenty for me to explore but what I didn’t realise, is that I actually didn’t have a clue.
There is a heck of a lot going on here! The UK has everything from climbing, to ice walking, to canyoning, rafting, surfing and beyond! I felt it was my duty to note them all down and share them. Where I got stuck was picking out those adventures which I could start with. I wanted to make a bucket list that would suit my level (amateur, literally) right now but also one that I could grow into. They also needed to give me that explorer vibe. You know the feeling. You could be walking in the footsteps of thousands before you but if it’s the first time you’ve done it still gives you a certain energy.
Here are the adventures (bold means I made it through the wilderness… *sings song*).
She’s Outside UK Adventure Bucket List
- Hiking The Seven Sisters Trail
- Caving In The Devil’s Arse
- London Thames Path – Hampton Court To Greenwich
- Hike To The Top Of England’s Highest Mountain Scafell Pike
- Canoe Across Pontcysylite Aqueduct
- Surfing In Newquay
- Snowboarding In Scottland
- Hike Ben Nevis
- Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge
- Hike Snowdonia
- Coast To Coast Walk
- Climbing Stanage Edge
- Abseil Into A Cave…somewhere.
- Wild Camping Galloway National Park (after a tour of the Galloway Astronomy Centre)
- Cycle In The Sheeffry Hills
- SUP The Oxford Cambridge Boat Race Route
- Walk Land’s End To Lizards Point
- Snorkel With Basking Sharks In Oban
- Fossil Hunting Jurassic Coast
- SUP On Ullswater Lake
- Wild Swimming The Fairy Pools At Glen Brittle
- Wakeboarding In Pembrokeshire Wake Park
- Sail Around The Isle of White (not on race day)
Bonus Point: Visit the highest pubs in England (Tan Hill Inn), Scotland (Wanlockhead Inn), Wales (Sportsman’s Arm) and Ireland (Top of Coom & Ponderosa).
I hope as my skillset improves and I make my way through the bucket list, the discovery of new adventures along the way allows this list to develop and grow. I will apply no time restrictions or specific rules for completion. My goal is to simply prepare, get out the door and have some fun.
What About Your Bucket List?
I would love to hear about your own adventure bucket list. Have I overlooked anything so epic I shouldn’t even be calling myself an amateur adventurer? Let me know! If you’re looking at the list above and thinking I’d like to give this a go make sure to conduct your own research before setting off to ensure you feel comfortable and capable.
It goes without saying everyone’s abilities are different. Lucky for us knowledge is easily shared allowing us to build our skills so that we can work with ourselves in order to achieve our goals.
Have fun explorer and tag #soadventureclub on the old Instagram so I can give you a virtual high five!